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Club Bulldog - Dates for 2019-2020 School Year
First Day for First Semester: August 12, 2019
Last Day for First Semester: December 13, 2019
First Day for Second Semester: January 13, 2020
Last Day for Second Semester: May 15, 2020Buhl Elementary School, Tuscaloosa County Schools; Central High School, Tuscaloosa City Schools; and Hillcrest High School, Tuscaloosa County Schools have been selected as 2018 CLAS Schools of Distinction. Each school was nominated for this award by its respective superintendent. This award recognizes schools that serve as outstanding educational models for other schools in Alabama. These exemplary schools will be recognized at a luncheon February 25, 2019, in Prattville, Alabama at which time, the CLAS Banner School from State School Board District 4 will be announced.
Arrival and Departure
It is very important that your child is at school each day. The bell will ring for all students to go to class at 7:50. Class begins at 8:00 AM and ends at 2:42 PM. Your child is tardy after 7:58 and must be signed in at the office.
Attendance is essential in your child’s education. Please make being on time and staying all day as a top priority!
Children arriving at school before 7:30 AM will be considered part of the Early Morning Program. This program starts at 6:40 AM and lasts until 7:30 AM. The cost is $2.00 per day.
The buses unload at the front of the school, car riders at the back of the school. Drop off and pick up locations for Pre-k will be at the front of the school. Please do not pull up to drop students off until after 7:45. The busses will be unloading from 7:30-7:45. Please, unless your child participates in the Early Morning Program, do not allow your child to come in the front door until 7:30. This is a safety issue. All students go immediately to the cafeteria if they have not eaten breakfast or to the gym for our walking program. Breakfast begins at 7:30 and the children are dismissed to their classrooms at 7:50.
Bus Riders 2:38 PM
Car Riders 2:40 PM
Extended Day 2:42 PM
Please make sure your child and his/her teacher knows how to get home each day. Students will go home based on the information provided on the registration form. If your child needs to go home in a way different from his/her normal routine, we must have a note. We cannot accept telephone calls to make changes to normal afternoon routine. A note or fax must be given to the school. This is a safety issue.
If your child plans to go home with another student, both parents please send a note home informing the teachers of the change in routine.